Sunday, June 02, 2019

Work Your Job to Glorify Jesus

Ephesians 6:5-9 by Dr. Cory Gonyo
Work Your Job to Glorify Jesus Ephesians 6:5-9 Purpose: How to glorify Jesus in your work 1. As Slaves of Christ, You’re Free to Work Ephesians 6:5 Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ; 6 not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. 7 With good will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men, 8 knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free. Command to “slaves” a.k.a. employees Slaves are to be obedient to earthly masters “With” fear and trembling “In” the sincerity of your heart “As” to Christ “Not” by eyeservice as men-pleasers “But as” slaves of Christ How? doing the will of God from the heart! Render service how? with good will “as” to the Lord Why? whatever good thing… will receive back from the Lord Think of Joseph Proverbs 22:1 A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold. 2. Masters, Who’s Your Master? Ephesians 6:9 And masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him. Command to “masters” a.k.a. employers “Same things” as who? your workers, i.e., no double-standard Why? “Knowing that” their Master and your Master is in heaven “And” there is no partiality with Him See Rom. 2:11; Gal. 2:6; Col. 3:25; 1Tim. 5:21; James 2:9 What’s the standard for masters? God’s impartiality Is there a difference between slave or master in Jesus’ eyes? No How many masters are there in reality? Only One The Christian employer and Christian employee are brothers & sisters under One Master Philemon 15-16
Duration:41 mins